I just learned our YJ's front track bar is only held in with one bolt. The one for the axle is gone. It may have been this way for quite a while, since they tend to ride so well without one, but there has been this ominous clanking lately...
Anyway, and against some opinion, I want to connect it back up and see how it affects on-road handling. The axle-side bushing is shot, so I got some Prothane replacements. I went to a Jeep parts lot to try to find the exact nut and bolt, but not sure it is right.
Which leads to my question:
Should the bushing move (pivot or spin) between the bolt's shank and the inside of the bushing's metal sleeve?
Or should it slip between the outside of the metal sleeve and the inside of the "rubber" part of the bushing?
I would have figured the movement was against the bolt, but then it seems impossible to fully tighten the bolt against the axle. In this case, it seems right to tighten up the nut and bolt against the metal sleeve included with the replacement bushing, but I have no example to go by.
Thanks for any help.